IE vs FF Textarea Font Size Inconsistent
Sent by Felix Miata on 16 February 2008 01:01
On 2008/02/11 00:08 (GMT+1300) Michael Adams apparently typed:
> On Sat, 09 Feb 2008 18:38:14 -0500
> Felix Miata wrote:
>> On 2008/02/10 11:35 (GMT+1300) Michael Adams apparently typed:
>> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_fonts_for_the_Web
>> No distro I'm aware of installs them by default. There is no M$
>> software available for Linux that will automatically install them as
>> on a Mac. As a result, you can't expect them to be installed on Linux.
> Agreed to a certain point. Mint may install the core font set by
Mint's selling point is extras, but it's hardly dominating the established base of Linux systems.
Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, SUSE & others have been around a lot longer, and they don't.
>> No need to take my word for it. See for yourself what can happen when
>> CSS specifies Helvetica on Linux:
>> All the above were shot on SUSE a couple years ago, but results were
>> essentially the same on other distros, including Fedora and Mandriva.
> I went back as far as i could for this test (Mozilla1.6 on Mandrake10.0
> circa 2004).
> Looks to me like your test was possibly reverting to a default
> bitmap system font because Helvetica was not installed.
If you do a closer analysis of your own test, examine under the covers of Mandrake 10
(/etc/fonts/fonts.conf), and study the updated
http://mrmazda.no-ip.com/auth/Font/font-helvetica.html I think you'll find what looks like and you
thought was Helvetica is in fact Nimbus Sans L via fontconfig aliasing.
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